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Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
now. >> merry cliff-mas, everybody. five days left and still no deal. president obama cutting short his annual vacation in hawaii to deal with the fiscal cliff. no sight of congressional leaders. they're not in town. investors getting a little bit nervous. will congress get it together in time? no talks that we know of are imminent. it was by at least one measure, the weakest holiday retail sales growth since the financial crisis back in 2008, but could a post-christmas holiday sales bounce be around the corner? >>> and what a year it has been for tech. gadgets and gizmos. apple, facebook, microsoft all have big news. will 2013 be a lucky year for the sector? which tech titans might lead the new trends? simon hobbs is in at the new york stock exchange. >> good afternoon. when president obama arrives back in d.c., can he prevent america falling over the fiscal cliff? house republicans haven't yet called their members back to washington. our chief political correspondent, john harwood, is with us. john, this feels very much like it might be the calm before the storm in more way than o
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
's hit today's options action, of course, scott nations, we've been talking about the fiscal cliff. you talk about that, talk about going over the cliff, sequestration and defense spending cuts. what did you see today in the defense names?dynamics, which is just going to be in the cross hairs, we saw somebody roll their productive puts up. we've been talking about put buying in all of these names and in general dynamics, we saw somebody roll up from the january 62 half puts to the 65 puts. so, they bought that spread, they bout the jan half spread 12,000 times and they rolled their puts up to the 65 strike. they are now long the 65 puts and they're long in an effective price of about $1.15. meaning they are protected down to $63.85. that's quite a ways from where the stock closed today, but you know, if the fiscal cliff gets any messier, then we can be there pretty quickly. >> yeah. guy, this was your trade that you recommended, should we reach a deal on the cliff. monster run, all the defense stocks since the beginning of november. >> i traded on the long side. i understand why people
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